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Friday, May 16, 2014

Friday memes, May 16

Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't select their favorite, coolest or most intellectual book. They use the one they are currently reading.

Book: Noggin by John Corey Whaley

Book Beginnings:
"Listen--- I was alive once and then I wasn't. Simple as that. And now I am a live again. The in-between part is a little fuzzy, but I can tell you that, at some point or another, my head was chopped off and shoved into a freezer in Denver, Colorado."
Friday 56:
"Then Principal Carson was crying these little tears and wiping them away with the back of her left hand. Her fingernails were shiny red, and she was wearing a ring that looked to me like she didn't need this job. Maybe she's for real, I thought. Maybe she loves kids that much."
My initial thoughts: Well, this is a different storyline, one I've only encountered in one book before, Frankenstein. I have no idea if it is a horror novel or not but so far it hasn't seem scary in the least, unless one considers head amputation and reattachment as horror-worthy. The story, told in first person, is about a boy who has his head removed to save his life and then reattached when the technology catches up. Within days of his reattachment, he goes back to school in the same grade he was in before, five years earlier. This is where he meets back up with his old principal. I'm wondering where this storyline is going. Any ideas?

4 comments:

  1. I really like both your Book Beginning and your 56, it certainly does sounds like a different read but I'm really interested in it :)
    Here's my Friday 56
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

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  2. That beginning really pulled me in.... head in the freezer... um.... LOL

    Happy weekend!

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  3. Dead and your head in a freezer? Interesting.

    THANKS for sharing.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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    1. So far they haven't dealt with the whole nervous system thing because we know that if it were possible to detach a head and reattach it to another body the person would be paralyzed. Oh well, it is fiction.

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